First Benchmade.

The Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. is a relatively new organization. It was founded in 1988 in California as a manufacturer of Bali-Song (butterfly knives). The business was moved to Oregon in 1990 where the company’s dedication to quality and customer service enabled it to grow rapidly and expand its product line. In the early 1990’s the Designer series was introduced, which laid the groundwork for what Benchmade has become today.
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First Benchmade.

Post by cody6268 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:53 am

Well, I've just bought my first Benchmade. While the vast majority of my traditional EDC knives are American made, I noticed my tacticals were not. The two I use the most are both made in China--a CRKT M16-10KS and a Tec-X Inceptra T. One is German, a Skedco Warfighter Extreme Medicine, made in Solingen by Eickhorn; and is issued in equipment carried by medevac helicopters in the military. I always liked the Benchmade Mini Griptillian. I like a knife under 4" (fits my hands better, and is less noticeable in public if I use it), and was really curious about the AXIS lock. Honestly, I like it a lot better that Benchmade is offering them in S30V as standard, and am adding one of those to my Christmas list. Preferably in modified sheepsfoot with a blue handle.

Recently, a member of another board had listed several more modern design knives (mostly fixed blades) for $50 each, as he was moving towards traditional knives. I was most interested in the 940 he had, but it had apparently already sold. I'd mentioned the Mini Griptillian, and he offered me this one, which had shown some use for $50. Seeing as most I have seen available for sale were $75, I figured it was a decent deal--even though to me, it seems to have been sharpened, and maybe even reprofiled to a thinner angle.

His photos, not mine. Can't wait to go in-depth over my first American tactical folder.
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This is the one I plan to buy; eventually. Built around being a hard work knife. I have made a few changes from the original build I did on the BM site about a year ago. From what I've seen, S30V is every bit as good (and some regard it as better) than D2. M4 is $5 more, super-tough, and comes already with the black coating I wanted. Though I may just go with the satin finish S30V blade and satin hardware throughout.

BLADE: Sheepsfoot serrated M4 High Speed Steel blade.
HANDLE: Orange FRN. May end up going with blue instead.
CLIP: Black Deep Carry
HARDWARE: All Black.
PRICE: $140 OUCH!
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Re: First Benchmade.

Post by Doc B » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:32 am

Great deal and great knife for $50! ::tu:: ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: First Benchmade.

Post by doglegg » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:35 am

I carry a Benchmade every day. I think you will like it. And a great price. ::nod::

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Re: First Benchmade.

Post by Cletus Awreetus » Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:57 pm

plain jane mini grip might be the best modern edc on the planet.
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Re: First Benchmade.

Post by garddogg56 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:42 pm

You gut that right Cletus ::tu::
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Re: First Benchmade.

Post by colin.p » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:48 am

My first Benchmade was also a 556. I have since added several more, so be aware you may find yourself down the same rabbit hole with a lot less money in your pocket. ::shrug::
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Re: First Benchmade.

Post by Hideaway Knives » Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:31 pm

Nice one. Love the handle design

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